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synonyms for crankiness

  • animosity
  • antagonism
  • belligerence
  • bitterness
  • ill feeling
  • ill will
  • rancor
  • acerbity
  • antipathy
  • asperity
  • astringency
  • harshness
  • irascibility
  • malevolence
  • malice
  • peevishness
  • rudeness
  • sarcasm
  • spite
  • tartness
  • unkindness
  • virulence
  • churlishness
  • mordancy

antonyms for crankiness

MOST RELEVANT
  • good will
  • love
  • benevolence
  • kindness
  • liking
  • mildness
  • sympathy
  • civility
  • courtesy
  • diplomacy
  • flattery
  • politeness
  • sweetness
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How to use crankiness in a sentence

Don’t be that cranky neighbor who grumbles at the sight of any snowflakes.
BEST SNOW SHOVEL: CLEAR YOUR DRIVEWAY FASTPOPSCI COMMERCE TEAMJANUARY 19, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Life gets cranky when you try to live it according to some schedule, like married by 26 and billionaire by 30 and whatever else we’re supposed to tick off the list.
CAROLYN HAX: WHEN TURNING 30 BECOMES AN EXISTENTIAL CRISISCAROLYN HAXJANUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In hopes of a discovering weaponry farther afield, I repeatedly tried to get the cranky thing to loft me up on the bridge.
‘BUGSNAX’ IS CHARMING AND FUNNY, BUT SAPPED BY VEXING GAMEPLAYHAROLD GOLDBERGNOVEMBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The test of "crankiness," then, lies in the adequacy of the advantage reaped.
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGEWALTER J. CLARK
An admirable epitome of what might be called “advanced health culture without crankiness.”
THE HEALTHY LIFE, VOL. V, NOS. 24-28VARIOUS
With an old maid's usual crankiness and inability to adapt herself to the order of things, Cousin Fanny remained behind.
THE BURIAL OF THE GUNSTHOMAS NELSON PAGE
But, at least, it was interesting crankiness, and the belief behind it made it even fascinating.
FOUR WEIRD TALESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Despite the happy-juice in my bloodstream, a streak of uncastmemberly crankiness was shot through my mood.
DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOMCORY DOCTOROW
There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel, and saving it from all risk of crankiness, than business.
FAMILIAR QUOTATIONSJOHN BARTLETT
There's something so underbred about crankiness; and the Harwich family have always been essentially aristocrats.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
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WORDS RELATED TO CRANKINESS

  • acerbity
  • animosity
  • antagonism
  • antipathy
  • asperity
  • astringency
  • belligerence
  • bitterness
  • churlishness
  • crankiness
  • harshness
  • ill feeling
  • ill will
  • irascibility
  • malevolence
  • malice
  • mordancy
  • peevishness
  • rancor
  • rudeness
  • sarcasm
  • spite
  • tartness
  • unkindness
  • virulence
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.